Visual Resources Librarian

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory College
ECAS: Art History
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Faculty & Faculty Equivalent
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • The Visual Resources Librarian is a faculty-equivalent appointee who provides a wide range of professional services in the Art History Department, in support of its research, teaching, and public service missions.
  • The Visual Resources Librarian manages a collection of 140,000 digital images used for teaching, research, and publication by the Art History Department.
  • Creates new images using flatbed scanners, slide scanners, digital cameras, and Adobe.
  • Catalogs images using Shared Shelf software and makes images available via ARTStor.
  • Supports Art History Department faculty with projects related to digital humanities research such as digital mapping, 3D imaging, virtual reality, and urban humanities.
  • Partners with IT specialists, reference librarians, and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship staff to enhance research and teaching in the Art History Department.
  • Manages, creates content, and updates the Art History Department website and e-Newsletter.
  • Supervises one full-time Visual Resources Library Assistant and four graduate student assistants.


  • MA in Art History, with additional course work in information management; or MLS with graduate-level course work in art history.
  • Five years of experience in a visual resources collection at associate level or higher.
  • Experience in archival or collection digitization, photographic production, or related activities.
  • High level of computer-imaging literacy and familiarity with digital technologies such as digital mapping.
  • Communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, students, and staff, especially the Assistant Visual Resources Librarian.
  • Ability to liaise with Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.



NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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